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Strength Training: Be Stronger, Leaner, Healthier

Gone are the days when lifting weights was just for body builders and professional  athletes. In fact, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that all adults should do at least two full-body strength-training workouts a week in addition to 150 minutes a week of cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise. That sound way like lots more exercise… Read more

About that Exercise Program   

I’m hearing lots of cries for help these days from people wanting to turn around the “Quarantine 15” that they put on during the shelter at home time these last few months.  All those days of heightened anxiety, comfort foods to ease it, staying so close to home, and not moving enough made any kind… Read more

Small Seeds – Big Nutritional Benefits

We hear many things these Covid days about hand-washing, social distancing, and perhaps most importantly, mask wearing.  These are all good measures for managing the current crisis. However, we hear precious little in the news about strengthening our immune systems, so that they can better withstand the onslaught of corona virus and other harmful pathogens… Read more

Getting to Know Nutritional Yeast

Do you ever just stop and wonder about any of the foods that live in your refrigerator?  I don’t mean the perishables that come and go every week or so, but the condiments that find their way to the back corner, only to be resurrected when a recipe calls for a half-teaspoon or so. In… Read more

Cheezy Sauce

Choose cashews or hemp seeds as the base for this fabulous sauce, (which can also be used as a spread), that gets is “cheezy” flavor from nutritional yeast. Yield 1 cup Serving size: about ¼ cup or more Prep time: 15 minutes ½ cup cashews or hemp seeds 1 medium red or orange bell pepper,… Read more

Watermelon Soup

Watermelon, a favorite Summer food is as good for you as it is tasty. A natural diuretic, it is also helpful in alleviating depression. It’s amino acid citrulline helps with optimum blood flow, and has shown benefits in treating Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, fatigue, muscle weakness, high blood pressure, and diabetes.  It also contains more lycopene… Read more

Bitter Greens: Big Personality, Big Health Rewards 

People have been eating leafy greens since prehistoric times. But it wasn’t until the first Africans arrived in North America in the early 1600s that America got its first real tastes of dark green leafy vegetables, which they grew for themselves and their families. So, over the years, cooked greens developed into a traditional African… Read more

Collard Wraps

These may sound unexciting, but they are superb, and perfect for spring and summer weather.  The marinated onion and portabella mushrooms give it a great flavor!  – Alissa Cohen 2 very large collard leaves 1 small zucchini, shredded 1 carrot, shredded 1 avocado or guacamole (see recipe below) 1 cup sliced onion ringlets 1 cup… Read more